Happy National Ice Cream Day!
(If Dave Pinto can wax poetic about ice cream, so can Baseball Widow)
Baseball Widow doesn't pretend to be a wise person. She knows precious little about this life and nothing at all about any life that might follow. She doesn't know if hell is a fiery lake or seven circles of torment. She does know, however, that there is a promised land, and it is a land flowing with ice cream and coffee.
When Baseball Widow was two years old, an ice cream cone saved her life, and Baseball Widow, in grateful recompense, has honored the most excellent dairy product ever since. It is no accident that she attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city widely hailed as birthplace to the world's greatest ice creams. Similarly, it should be no surprise that, as far as mass-produced commercial brands of ice cream are concerned, Baseball Widow's loyalties lie with her good friends Ben and Jerry.
Baseball Hubby, a kind and patient man, feels little jealousy toward the two others who will always come first in Baseball Widow's life. Hubby even joins us in a yummy foursome, keeping our marriage happy and full of diversity--from Brownie Batter to Vanilla Swiss Almond.
Don't ask how, but Baseball Widow and Hubby managed to make the VIP list at the grand opening of a Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop and affiliated coffee house. (Baseball Widow's second great love is a good iced coffee, but that's another post.) Do you have any idea what happens when you put 50 people in front of an open ice cream bar at Ben & Jerry's? Let me tell you, if everyone could have his fill of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, all manner of warfare would cease. (Probably because we'd all be too fat to fight them, but, hey, whatever works, right?) At one point in the evening (probably around his fourth scoop), Baseball Hubby was actually skipping with joy. Baseball Widow was sobbing quietly in the corner, overcome with the beauty of it all.
Baseball Widow and Hubby returned home to watch Ken Jennings kick butt on Jeopardy, and then, to top it all off (pardon the pun), Baseball Widow and Hubby noticed that the Braves were tied for first place.
God bless Marcus Giles, God bless Ken Jennings, and God bless Ben and Jerry.